When developing the post rehab program for the spondylolethesis client avoid excessive lumbar extension (beyond neutral) and strengthening of back extensors with movement beyond spinal neutral or past zero degrees. Emphasize strengthening of the abdominals and maintaining slight trunk flexion. Any extensor strengthening must be done while positioned in slight trunk flexion and should not allow the client movement past neutral spine into excessive extension. Follow the link below to listen to Dr Mike’s discussion of this post rehab tip. Visit us again in 3-4 days for another post rehab tip.
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